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Pennsylvania Mesothelioma

Pennsylvania Asbestos Lawyer

When Pennsylvania residents are diagnosed with mesothelioma, The Throneberry Law Group’s compassionate attorneys are prepared to help. We have significant experience helping mesothelioma victims and know what it takes to make certain that your case resolves in the most positive manner. Behind our legal representation is an attorney who understands how life-changing mesothelioma can be after losing his father-in-law to the devastating disease.

We have helped mesothelioma victims throughout Pennsylvania obtain the compensation they deserve from parties responsible for their asbestos exposure including individuals located in Allentown, Altoona, Bethlehem, Erie, Lancaster, Levittown, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Reading, and Scranton.

the Centers for Disease Control reports that Pennsylvania has the second highest mesothelioma death rate in the country. 2,779 people in Pennsylvania died from mesothelioma between 1999 and 2015. The mesothelioma death rate is highest in the areas surrounding Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Workers in Pennsylvania who are employed in the shipbuilding, steel, railroad, and mining industries are at highest risk of being exposed to asbestos.

Asbestos Exposure at Pennsylvania Power Plants

Before it was discovered that asbestos exposure can result in several deadly types of cancer, power plants placed asbestos in various types of machinery including boilers, tanks, and pumps. Some of the power plants in Pennsylvania where workers were exposed to asbestos include:

  • Armstrong Power Plant
  • Beaver Valley Power Plant
  • Holtwood Powerhouse
  • Homer City Powerhouse
  • Hunlock Powerhouse
  • Limerick Nuclear Generating Station
  • Mansfield Powerhouse
  • Martins Creek Powerhouse
  • New Castle Powerhouse
  • Peachbottom Nuclear Power Plant
  • Phillips Powerhouse
  • Sunbury Powerhouse
  • Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant
  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant
  • Washingtonville Power Station
Pennsylvania Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure

Much like the power plant industry, oil refineries in Pennsylvania relied on asbestos for many years due to the material’s fire and heat resistant nature. Some of the oil refineries in Pennsylvania where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include:

  • American Refining
  • Arco Oil
  • British Petroleum
  • Gulfo Oil
  • Pennzoil
  • Sunoil
  • Sunoco
  • Tosco
  • Unified Refining
Asbestos Exposure at Pennsylvania Shipyards

While Pennsylvania is not a coastal state, there is a substantial shipbuilding industry in Pennsylvania that relies on the state's access to the Atlantic Ocean through the Delaware River. Before the dangers of asbestos were widely known, asbestos was used in numerous machinery found at shipyards including boilers, turbines, and gaskets. Some of the shipyards in Pennsylvania where workers were exposed to asbestos include:

  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
  • Key Highway Shipyard
  • Penn Shipbuilding
  • Pennsylvania Shipyard
  • Philadelphia Navy Shipyard
  • Sun Shipbuilding
  • U.S. Navy Yard
Pennsylvania Steel Mills and Asbestos Exposure

Pennsylvania is home to Pittsburgh, which is known by many as "The Steel City." Because the steelmaking process requires the constant use of high heat and flames, asbestos played an important role in the industry before it was discovered that the exposure to the substance can result in several deadly forms of cancer. Some of the metalworks in Pennsylvania where workers were exposed to asbestos include:

  • Alcoa Aluminum
  • Allegheny Ludlum
  • Bethlehem Steel
  • Electralloy
  • LTV Steel
  • US Steel
  • USX Corporation
The Risk of Asbestos Exposure for Pennsylvania Residents

There are 41 asbestos deposits or mines in Pennsylvania. There are also many asbestos containing materials in Pennsylvania because the substance was used in a large number of construction projects before it was determined that prolonged or frequent exposure to asbestos can result in several deadly forms of cancer. In its resting state, however, asbestos is often not dangerous. If the material is disrupted in any way, its fibers can come loose and are at risk of being inhaled, which can cause serious damage later on in life. Many people are not even aware that they have been exposed to asbestos until years or decades later when a deadly mesothelioma diagnosis is made.

Speak With an Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer

At The Throneberry Law Group, our legal team understands just how challenging a mesothelioma diagnosis can be. As a result, if your condition has left you unable to travel, we are prepared to meet you at a convenient location of your choosing in Pennsylvania. We also do not ask for legal fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you, which means that you need not worry about how you will pay for resulting damages. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131. You can out also schedule an initial consultation by contacting us online.

Client Reviews
You are the reason my mother was able to cope with losing a loved one. You and your staff are always helpful and go above and beyond to help. You have been great to my family and especially my mother. My mother would always come out of your office with a peace of mind. R.S.
We are so appreciative of the results Michael Throneberry got for us! Michael Throneberry and the attorneys we worked with were focused on our peace of mind and seemed to care for my family and me as if we were family. They truly get it. We were thrilled with the result and would recommend this firm to anyone. M.S.
During one of my family's darkest and trying times, Michael Throneberry was there to provide help. His personal experience with mesothelioma made certain that he advised us like family. Thank you, you are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and let him help you during this trying time. He is a true 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. T.S.
Michael Throneberry gave me a whole new outlook on attorneys'! A very caring person who was more concerned with my health than a case. Truly unexpected! He explained possible conditions in english and even found the right doctors in my area. Prepared me for the right questions to ask the doctors so that I can understand my illness better. A great person and a great human being! Thank you. Greg